Health care is not simply about treating disease. It is about promoting a complete state of physical, mental, and social well being. This requires a comprehensive approach, spanning a continuum of care from pregnancy and childhood, to adolescence, and finally adulthood. Nowhere is this more important than for the health of girls and women, that … Continued
Countries with higher rates of child mortality and morbidity are especially challenged, including Tanzania. A senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Bernadette Daelmans, made the call on the sidelines of the 2018 Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Forum being held in New Delhi, India. Dr. Bernadette Daelmans was speaking … Continued
An estimated 15 million babies are born too early every year, or in other words, preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation). That is more than 1 in 10 babies. Approximately 1 million children die each year due to complications of preterm birth. Many survivors face a lifetime of disability, including learning disabilities and visual … Continued
13 December 2017 ¦ Lilongwe, Malawi – Countdown to 2030 launched its detailed country and equity profiles on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health for the 81 countries that account for 95% of all maternal deaths and 90% of all child deaths at the PMNCH Board meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi on 13 December. Malawi stands out … Continued
Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released
Countries are taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation. Additionally, a framework for ending maternal mortality has been released.
India: Union Govt concerned over 80 per cent mortality among neonatal population caused by pneumonia & diarrhoea
These diseases continue to be leading causes of deaths in the country attributing to about 80 per cent of the overall under-5 mortality, says Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
CSOs and private sector gather to formally kickstart the process of updating the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which will be launched together with the Sustainable Development Goals in September of this year.
Join the Secretariat of Health of Mexico and 15 other convening partners in Mexico City, October 18 to 21, for a landmark technical conference to discuss strategies for reaching every mother and newborn with high-quality health care.
The rise in deaths from preterm birth complications actually coincides with a dramatic decline in the worldwide mortality rate of children under five.
Prof Joy Lawn said: “The success we’ve seen in the ongoing fight against infectious diseases demonstrates that we can also be successful if we invest in prevention and care for preterm birth”.